New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)

  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES

    Educational Support Services Department

    Curriculum and Assessment Program

    New York State Alternate Assessment


    2021-22 NYSAA Test Window: March 14, 2022 - June 10, 2022


    NYSAA is part of the New York State testing program that measures the attainment of the State’s learning standards in the areas of English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science for all students with the most severe disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school. In the 2015-16 school year, NYSAA began using computer-based testing for the ELA and mathematics components. In the 2017-18 school year, NYSAA no longer includes a Social Studies component. For the 2021-22 school year, the NYSAA in ELA, mathematics, and science will be assessed using Dynamic Learning Maps alternate assessment.

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    English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science

    Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) alternate assessment is a computer-delivered adaptive assessment measuring a student's achievement of the ELA, Mathematics, and Science State Standards at a reduced level of depth, breadth, and complexity. This computerized assessment provides the opportunity to customize the assessment to the individual abilities and needs of the student. It is designed to measure a wide range of proficiencies of students, is quicker and easier to administer and score, and provides useful information to teachers to inform future instruction for the student.

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    For additional information, please contact:

    Danielle Hudek                                                                         

    Administrative Coordinator



    Ann Marie Cristiano

    Senior Office Assistant